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Advanced telematics for enhancing the SAFEty and comfort of motorcycle RIDERs

SAFERIDER

Advanced telematics for enhancing the SAFEty and comfort of motorcycle RIDERs

Call for proposal: 
FP7-ICT-2007-1
Link to CORDIS:
Background & policy context: 

Motorcycle and moped fatalities account for 17,8% of the total number of road accident fatalities in Europe and, compared to a passenger car occupant, a motorcycle rider is 26 times more likely to die in a crash, based on vehicle miles travelled, as riders are among the vulnerable road users.

Objectives: 

SAFERIDER aimed to enhance PTW riders' safety by applying ADAS/IVIS on PTWs of all types for the most crucial functionalities and develop efficient and rider-friendly interfaces and interaction elements for riders' comfort and safety. Relevant applications prioritisation was based on in-depth accident studies, riders needs and wants, as well as benchmarking and ergonomic inspection of existing applications. The selected functionalities were developed according to a modular and multi-layer (perception-decision-action) architecture, allowing multi ADAS/IVIS applications setup and integration.

Four ADAS applications were preliminary planned to be developed, namely Speed Alert, Curve Speed Warning, Frontal Collision Warning and Intersection Support; as well as four IVIS applications, namely eCall, Telediagnostic Services, Navigation and Route Guidance, Weather, Traffic and Black Spot Warnings. They were supported holistically by optimal and concise warning concepts and strategies, supported by new haptic elements, an integrated smart helmet and context-related HMI adaptation; integrated upon three riding simulator and eight PTW demonstrators of three manufacturers (PIAGGIO, TRIUMPH and YAMAHA) and tested in six sites Europe-wide.

Methodology: 

Within its tasks, SAFERIDER aimed:

  1. To develop priority Use Cases for ARAS/OBIS implementation on PTWs.
  2. To define the functionalities of the prioritised ARAS/OBIS for PTWs of different levels, based on accident analysis data and naturalistic driving studies.
  3. To design and develop ARAS/OBIS prototypes for the selected functionalities.
  4. To design an optimal HMI concept and develop warning/ information provision elements for the prototypes, as well as for potential combinations of their output.
  5. To technically verify the developed ARAS/OBIS and integrate them to different motorcycles and motorcycle simulators.
  6. To estimate the safety impact and user acceptance of the prototypes in a series of pilot applications.
  7. To develop a Design Guidelines handbook for ARAS/OBIS integration and HMI design for motorcycles.
  8. To develop riders training tools for optimal ARAS/OBIS usage.
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Key Results: 

SAFERIDER project developed and demonstrated the full feasibility and effectiveness of five Advanced Rider Assistance Systems (ARAS) functions. Namely:

  • The Speed Alert (SA) provides a warning to the rider if the legal speed limit is exceeded.
  • The Curve Warning (CW) function is based on the concept of comparing the actual rider manoeuvre with a safe reference manoeuvre. The safe reference manoeuvre should be a feasible manoeuvre that complies with system dynamics, trajectory constraints and safety criteria in a 'human-like' riding style.
  • The Frontal Collision Warning (FCW) evaluates the motorcycle state in order to check whether it is in a safe state. A state is safe if there is an emergency braking manoeuvre that avoids collision whatever the former vehicle(s) does.
  • Intersection Support (IS)aims to efficiently warn the rider against possible collisions with fixed or moving obstacles at road intersections.
  • Lane Change Support (LCS) is to warn the driver in case a potential lane change is critical in terms of a potential collision.

SAFERIDER developed On-Bike Information Systems (OBIS) that are based on four-wheel vehicles' IVIS and has demonstrated that the OBIS functions implemented and tested are reaching some riders needs. The following for OBIS functions are developed:

  • The eCall system is based on the capacity of Powered-Two-Wheelers (PTW)
    to detect and remotely provide information as the location of a crash or fall.
  • Telediagnostics services provide added value for the rider by monitoring constantly the use and functioning conditions of the vehicle.
  • Navigation & Route Guidance (N&RG) provides a key function for novice riders and tourist by integrating On-BIKE System and positioning data.
  • N&RG: Weather, traffic and Black spot info. This function will integrate the navigation system with weather, traffic and accident data, in order to warn the vehicle occupant about potential dangers along the route.

The pilot tests that were done made it possible to collect a large amount of information and feedbacks from test riders that will be very useful for the next steps.

Strategy targets

An efficient and integrated mobility system: Acting on transport safety: saving thousands of lives

Lead Organisation: 

Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis

Address: 
Charilaou Thermi Road
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€424,410
Partner Organisations: 

Mira Limited

Address: 
WATLING STREET
NUNEATON WARWICKSHIRE
CV10 0TU
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€352,330

Piaggio & C S.p.a.

Address: 
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 25
56025 Pontedera
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€230,520

Fundacion Cidaut

Address: 
PLAZA VICENTE ALEIXANDRE CAMPOS 2 PQ TECNOLOGICO DE BOECILLO 209
47151 VALLADOLID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€148,283

Sick Ag

Address: 
Erwin Sick Strasse
79183 Waldkirch
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€40,957

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€227,760

Nzi Technical Protection S.l.

Address: 
Avenida De La Paz S/n
30510 Yecla
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€122,760

Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze

Address: 
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€160,200

Universita Degli Studi Di Padova

Address: 
Via 8 Febbraio 1848 2
35122 Padova
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€180,072

Avmap Srlu

Address: 
Viale D Zaccagna
54033 Carrara
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€161,025

Scuola Superiore Di Studi Universitari E Di Perfezionamento S Anna

Address: 
PIAZZA MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA 33
56127 PISA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€167,100

Porsche Engineering Group Gmbh

Address: 
Porschestrasse
71287 Weissach
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Meta System S.p.a

Address: 
Via Majakovskij 10 Bcde
42100 Reggio Emilia
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€160,000

Europe Recherche Transport

Address: 
AVENUE FRANCOIS MITTERRAND 25
69675 BRON
France
EU Contribution: 
€33,000

Ibeo Automobile Sensor Gmbh

Address: 
Merkurring 20
22143 Hamburg
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€166,545

Universita Degli Studi Di Trento

Address: 
Via Belenzani
38100 Trento
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€49,376

Institut National De La Recherche Sur Les Transports Et Leur Securite

Address: 
2 Avenue du General Malleret Joinville
94114 ARCUEIL
France
EU Contribution: 
€130,737

Federation Of European Motorcyclist' Associations

Address: 
Rue Des Champs
1040 Bruxelles
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€86,268

Conncept Swiss Gmbh

Address: 
St Johanns-Vorstadt 17
4056 Basel
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€0

Institut Francais Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports, De L'amenagement Et Des Reseaux

Address: 
2, Avenue Du General Malleret-Joinville
94114 Arcueil
France
EU Contribution: 
€110,614

Bundesanstalt Für Strassenwesen (Federal Highway Research Institute)

Address: 
Brüdenstrasse 53
51427 BERGISCH GLADBACH
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€106,265

Universita Degli Studi Di Modena E Reggio Emilia

Address: 
VIA UNIVERSITA 4
41121 MODENA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€260,627

Yamaha Motor Europe N.v.

Address: 
Koolhovenlaan 101
1119 Schiphol-Rijk
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€155,050
Technologies: 
Development phase: